Originally written January 15, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
I had to jump on this story as soon as I saw it.  I can only imagine the looks on people’s faces when they read this.  Via a tweet from Crossing Broad, and doing some research of my own on the company’s website, former Chicago Cubs slugger, and ambassador of baseball’s steroid error, Sammy Sosa is the CEO and investor of a company that distributes needle-free injection systems. The irony of a guy who may have shot steroids with a needle having the business acumen to invest in a company that can make using needles pain-free.   Sosa and the company released this press release.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAMMY SOSA ANNOUNCES INJEX21 NORTH AMERICAN & LATIN AMERICAN RIGHTS Needle-free injection company a breakthrough for diabetics, children and others getting shots FT. LAUDERDALE, Jan. 15, 2013 – Retired former Chicago Cubs sports legend and entrepreneur Sammy Sosa has purchased the distribution rights for North America and Latin America, excluding Brazil, for the needle-free injection system known as Injex21.   Mr. Sosa was introduced to the Injex system in mid-2012, when he immediately saw the potential to help millions of people around the world who are forced to take painful injections, who are afraid of injections or who subject themselves to daily self-injections. Medical workers, as well, can reduce the risk of puncture wounds.   The Injex21 needle-free injection system was immediately interesting to Mr. Sosa. As a young boy in the Dominican Republic Sammy Sosa held many odd jobs to help provide for his family after the death of his father. “I shined shoes. I sold oranges and I took out the trash at a local hospital. I remember throwing the big garbage bag over my shoulder and getting stuck in the back by needles,” said Sosa.   These memories of the unsafe needles, plus his thoughts about his newborn daughter Kelexy, who would soon need immunizations, also served as motivators. Sammy Sosa believes he has an opportunity to revolutionize the medical industry, improving many lives due to needle-free Injex21 injectors.   “I can see many uses for dentists, pediatricians, diabetics – people all over the world,” added Mr. Sosa.     Sammy Sosa spends his time these days working diligently on his two companies:  Riverhead Homes,www.riverhead-homes.com, a provider of disaster-proof buildings and housing communities for countries in need, and Injex 21, www.injex21.com, the needle-free, pain-free medicine delivery system.   Sammy Sosa can be followed via his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TheOfficialSammySosa and on Twitter @TheRealMr609.   For more information, contact Carlos Mejia, Injex21 Director of Public Relations at (954) 278-3452 or e-mail c.mejia@injex21.com Hey a man has to make a living somehow right.  
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